As you might remember, I wrote to members before last year’s AGM to explain that a number of long-serving Committee Members who had intended to stand down in 2020 (myself included) volunteered to stay on to help the Club through the unprecedented challenges posed by Covid. I’d like to take a moment to thank all the Committee Members for their tremendous work during the year. Thanks to their dedication and your support, BRSC is coming out of this year in great shape and I know how much the players and everybody at Bath Rugby have appreciated knowing that we have been there for them whilst we couldn’t actually get to the Rec!
This means that there will be four vacancies arising for election to the Committee at AGM 21. We’ll send out the formal notification about the AGM when we’ve finalised the details, but in advance of that we wanted to let you know the roles that are becoming vacant, give you an idea of the sort of work entailed and the commitment so that you can give some serious thought to stepping forward and standing for the Committee.
One of the roles that will need to be filled is the Chair. I’ve served on the Committee for around 13 years, eight of those as Chairman so it’s high time I stepped down! It’s a good time for a change with a core of experienced Committee Members in place and the Club in robust health. Please do get in touch if you’re interested – I’d be more than happy to have a chat about the role either on the phone or maybe in a Zoom call. Please volunteer if you can. We need as wide a range of people as possible on the Committee. Also please don’t feel that living remotely from Bath disqualifies you. We’ve changed our working practices a lot over the last year and we will continue to make good use of “virtual” meetings in future.
I don’t want to sound dramatic but the future of BRSC does very much depend on you. I know we can count on you to help BRSC to continue to thrive.
NOTE FROM BRSC SECRETARY ON COMMITTEE VACANCY ROLES
This year a number of positions on the committee will become vacant including the very important positions of Chairman and Membership Secretary and ordinary Committee members, A current committee member is willing to take on the role of Mem Sec role although this does not stop anyone else from applying.
I am writing in advance of the formal AGM notification to provide details of the sort of work these roles cover so that members can give serious thought as to whether they are interested in standing for the Committee.
You must be a current member of BRSC.
If you have any questions then please email me at: Secretary@allez-bath.co.uk
The work and roles are as follows:
Chairman: Manages and oversees the work BRSC. Maintains the working relationship with senior representatives of Bath Rugby.
General Committee members are not elected into a specific role and to view a generic role specification please click here. However to distribute the workload of the committee they are encouraged to take up specific duties which cover-
Business Manager: This role helps the Secretary and manages the committee meeting process, by booking meeting places, maintaining a record of the meetings , committee members details etc.
Events Manager: This role manages the events that BRSC run. Each event has a lead organiser, which is not always the EM. But the EM does however ensure that things are on course for delivering the function. They maintain a relationship with the Catering and Hospitality staff of Bath Rugby who provide facilities for us to hold our events. Actively supports the Secretary to deliver the BRSC Annual Awards Supper.
Supplier Discount Co-Ordinator: This role negotiates discounts with local suppliers for our members.
Commitment: 11 Committee meetings, usually monthly, with some additional ad hoc meetings. Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, meetings this year have been conducted by Zoom conferencing. These have been successful and it is envisaged that a number of meetings will continue that way in future, with a reduced commitment for “face to face” meetings.
Attendance where possible, at events and other important meetings such as the AGM. There is also a commitment to staff the matchday gazebo pre-match on a rostered basis. Most other communication is through email.
Please don’t think you won’t apply because there are others more suitable. Everybody can contribute, so do give very serious thought to applying.
Bath legend Francois Louw kindly gave up an evening to talk to BRSC about his rugby career with Bath and South Africa. We were joined by Lee Mears and Neal Hatley, who were asking the questions. It was wonderful to gain some insight into Francois' life and career. Our thanks to Francois, Neal and Lee for a very interesting talk from a Bath legend!
Click below to download a recording.
Saracens coach travel bookings (June 6 2020, booked via Jan and Mike Warrington)
In order for a refund, pease let Jan and Mike have bank details , i.e. account name, account number, sort code to enable your refund to be processed. Please use 07765771954 to advise them of your details.
Our chosen charity for the 2019-20 season, nominated by the Committee and approved by our members present at the AGM, is Bath Mind.
Bath Mind is a local and independently run mental health charity here to promote and nurture everyone’s mental health through the provision of information, activities, advice and support.
Bath Mind was established in 1998 by a group of local people with lived experience of mental ill health who wanted to provide information and activities for people in the community.
They are affiliated to national Mind, but are an independent charity who receive no direct funding from Mind. Therefore, any money raised for Bath Mind will go back into supporting the local community.
Their vision is of a society that promotes and protects good mental health for all and treats people with experience of mental ill health fairly, positively and with respect.
To find out more about Bath Mind, visit their website.